This article discusses “Where was the Netflix film A Jazzman’s Blues filmed” and may contain minor plot references.
A Jazzman’s Blues is Tyler Perry’s passion project. It premiered at TIFF and is currently streaming on Netflix. Perry takes us back to 1987 when a stack of letters is delivered to a state attorney general, possible evidence in the long-unsolved murder case of Bayou (Joshua Boone). It’s another tale of star-crossed lovers as Bayou meets Leanne (Solea Pfieffer), they fall in love, but Leanne’s relatives forbid the relationship, and the couple is torn apart. Years later after they both lead their separate lives, they meet again and Bayou is a successful musician.
They still have feelings for each other and it is hard for Bayou to see Leanne with someone else. They become different people and Perry explores their journey in this film. People have been very excited for Tyler Perry because this is his first official script and he has been working on this for a while. It hasn’t stirred any conversations but hopefully, after the opening weekend, it will spark something.
Where was the Netflix film A Jazzman’s Blues filmed – a breakdown of locations
Atlanta is an important space for Perry because, for a while, he thought he wouldn’t be able to work in the industry anymore. His opportunities were slim, and he ended up creating his very own studio. The larger musical scenes were filmed in this area and on the studio lot because of what Perry offered. Having this shot on location is important, but also to have a passion project like this film in his very own studio meant the world to him.
Many portions of the film were shot on location around Savannah and the oldest country, Chatham County. There are beautiful scenic shots that set the backdrop of Bayou and Leanne’s love story. It’s more so the historical aspects of the city and the country that Perry wanted to focus on for certain parts of this film. There’s this level of authenticity in this film when it is filmed on location. As if recognizing the stories that came before this particular story written by Perry. It’s a musical love letter to Black history and integrated his style as well.